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09/12/2013 at 12:40
We are hosting a little party at ours on xmas eve, its a tradition that we get together with my cousins every xmas eve and swap the LOs gifts, This year its our turn to host it! Everyone is coming at 4 , for a couple of hours and I've said I'll do xmas nibbles and drinks. I really don't want to do a full buffet, the cost and mess puts me off, but is this ok for nibbles at a party- mince pies, crisps (pringles and kettle crisps) , duck pancakes, 75 piece 'indian party selection', choccies, mini pizzas. Drinks- so far I have mulled wine, red wine, white wine and beer. Squash for kids and diet coke for non drinkers.
Is that ok just for nibbles? I don't want to be stingy, but I don't want too much mess/clearing up after as we are off to mum and dads to stay after the party. Oh, it'll be 10 adults and 7 kids.
09/12/2013 at 12:52
09/12/2013 at 12:55
its only till 6pm, max. No way am I doing a gammon!
09/12/2013 at 13:08
Despite being a 75 piece it's actually not that much so as well as your Indian Selection I'd do a chicken platter too.
09/12/2013 at 13:18
Thats a good idea- its still finger food but a bit more filling. Is that like goujons, drumsticks etc?
09/12/2013 at 13:19
No the ones I use are nugget size, groceries.iceland.co.uk/.../54057
09/12/2013 at 13:39
I think as you've specified it's just nibbles then what you've listed is enough plus the chicken platter Belle says about. I certainly wouldn't expect any more as a guest.
09/12/2013 at 19:40
Oh thats perfect Belle, have you had that Iceland one before, is it nice? Even less mess ! Yes Frankie I have said nibbles (which we only ever do at this yearly party) so hopefully that'll keep everyone happy. We'll be having a 'proper' dinner at my parents that evening and I expect the others will be off doing similar.
09/12/2013 at 20:00
Since its over tea time I think I'd do pulled pork with bread/rolls especially if kids were going but if uv told them its nibbles and they are all having a meal later then I'd have just mince pies, mulled wine, crisps as if you are all eating later that night I wouldn't want a huge amount.
09/12/2013 at 20:10
My mum is now also bringing sausage rolls... so we'll have the indian platter, chicken platter, mini pizzas, sausage rolls, crisps, mince pies, duck pancakes, choccies, and so I don't have to feed my kids again later (and my cousins don't have to feed theirs!) I think I'll also do some finger sarnies. Cheese, ham I think. CP I want to avoid doing stuff that requires knives and forks and proper plates! We just want to chuck all the paper plates in a bin bag and go!
(I'm not trying to be unhospitable, by the way! )
09/12/2013 at 20:17
Don't do masses though, let the kids stock up but if you are all having meals later then don't go mad.
Can I come! I love a buffet
09/12/2013 at 21:36
I have now changed the party time lol so its at 3pm, till 5 ish , That way its not going on too late so the kiddies can still have a 'proper' meal when they get home, but there are sarnies nibbles etc on offer if wanted. I won;t be going mad CP but I expect my mum will turn up with a whole salmon or something after I'd specifically told her its nibbles!!
10/12/2013 at 09:12
TBH if you are having a proper dinner at your mums later I'd just be doing "chips n dips" I wouldn't want meal after nibbles like Indian platter, chicken pieces and sausage rolls etc.
10/12/2013 at 09:33
I think for an afternoon thing I wouldn't expect much food. We went to a 'get to know the new neighbours' drinks at a similar time recently and they did crisps cheese straws and a few canapes and that was plenty. I'd offer a few sandwiches for the kids and chop up a few carrots and cucumbers and offer some dips too.
10/12/2013 at 09:37
As you have specified nibbles, what you have listed sounds enough.
10/12/2013 at 16:10
I think thats plenty, if your going to eat later as well.
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